In 2001, America’s homicide rate jumped 20% from the previous year, the highest increase in modern history, elevated by the body count of the 9/11 terror attacks.
This week that sombre record was broken. Provisional data from the National Center for Health Statistics showed that the homicide rate in the US rose 30% between 2019 and 2020 (The Week, 8 October 2021)
My comment: When will Americans put two and two together and regulate guns?
( Answer: never. It’s too late. The death rate can only continue to grow. This is not the fault of the guns; it is the result of decades of stubborn misreading of the Constitution. Admittedly, the relevant sentence of the Constitution is badly drafted, but the intent was, I believe, humane and intelligent if you can draw conclusions from the rest of the document).